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Founding Fathers Knew Importance of Moral Values

This is a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response: the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part:
“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.” or third part: “Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.” An additional follow-up to the series can be found here: Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance. Continue reading

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Charity…Entitlements…Do Names Matter?

What’s in a name? As famously dramatized by Shakespeare… JULIET: ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? that […] Continue reading

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To Err is Human and The Founders Knew It

“As for the law–it catered for a human nature of which it took a naturally low view.” — The Forsyte Saga Much has been said and written concerning whether America is or is not a Christian nation. Whether it is or whether it isn’t depends greatly upon how the term “Christian nation” is defined. Perhaps […] Continue reading

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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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GiN Series Refuting the Flawed July 4th Article on the Founders

We’ve recently posted a series inspired by a Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled
“Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?”

Part One: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!”
Part one points out that the author of the LJS article attempts to appear […] Continue reading

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Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

“More than 200 years later, we’re still trying to nail down who exactly these men were and what exactly they believed.”

Upon reading this line from Micah Mertes’ article “Whose Side are the Founders On?” in the July 4th edition of the Lincoln Journal Star, I wanted to ask a few questions of my own.  […] Continue reading

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Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.

By Shelli Dawdy
This is the third and final in a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part: […] Continue reading

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Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts

By Shelli Dawdy
This is the second of  a three part piece examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click the title to read the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!“
There is a related piece in […] Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers-Terrorists? 4th of July downer

Acording to FEMA they are. 2001 training that took place in Oklahoma. July 2001 Tagged: FEMA, founding fathers, Oklahoma, terorrists, training, video Continue reading

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The Founding? Move Along Folks NOTHING To See There. Onward Progress!

By Shelli Dawdy
This is part one of a two part piece.
The Lincoln Journal Star featured a piece in their Independence Day edition entitled “Whose Side Are the Founding Fathers On?” The piece was written with a bottom-line message: there’s no clear answer. It’ll be a topic of perpetual debate.
According to the article, the Founders […] Continue reading

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